“Maya blue”

The Maya is a group that will be spoken about a lot this year. This mask is a unique masterpiece and what a surprise: the tiles that were used to make it are a clay called palygorskite, also called "Maya blue". This is the same clay that my husband, Juan, and my son, Juan José smeared on themselves when we visited the Yanigua River, in El Valle, province of Hato Mayor. I keep a bucket full of this clay, which of course, I will use on my next ceramic experiment.